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Feb 20, 2013 4:25am EST
. they will hurt our economy. they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment rolls. >> in his state of the union address, president obama himself admitted that these cuts were a really bad idea. what the president failed to mention was that the sequester was his idea. >> the sequester was the president's idea but it was meant for force congress to act because the cuts would be so objectionable to everyone on both sides of the aisle. >>> former congressman jesse jackson, jr. and his wife are expected to plead guilty to federal corruption charges in d.c. the couple is accused of spending more than $507,000 in campaign cash to buy personal luxury items like watches, furs and furniture. jackson resigned from the house of representatives last november. sandy jackson could get up to three years. >>> a possible change to d.c. traffic lights. how it could affect your commute. >> a huge gas explosion rocks an upscale kansas city shopping district. this morning, cadaver dog on the scene. we have an update coming up next.   -- dogs on the scene. 
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Feb 22, 2013 4:25am EST
sequestration will hit the d.c. area as it is still recovering from the recession. >> our economy used to be the fastest growing in the nation as a metropolitan area. now, we are in the bottom third. >> reporter: but the battle lines remain the same. while democrats blame republicans for not going along with their plans to raise higher tax revenues. >> since the new congress began, they have not put forward one proposal to prevent the across the board sequester. >> i try to put myself in the place of the regular citizen who sits here and watches this. they got to be scratching their heads. >> reporter: republicans insist deeper entitlement cuts are needed not more tax money. >> now, a time to get serious about reducing washington's out of control spending. >> reporter: virginia republican congressman randy forbes says the white house is to blame for the sequestration crisis because he says it create the budget cutting mechanism in the first place. >> the president signed it into law. he didn't have to sign it into law. he did. and for over a year f
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